tips for safeguarding when you’re away from home {Safety 1st}

Christmas travelingWe wanted to share a few important tips about how to keep your little ones safe while you’re traveling during the holidays from Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert for Safety 1st.

The holidays have arrived and whether you are celebrating in your home or as a guest with friends and family, make sure to keep a close eye on your little one.  If you are traveling this holiday season, it’s easier than you think to keep baby safe in someone else’s home.

While you are packing your suitcase, plan ahead and pack a safeguarding essentials kit. In the kit you should include: outlet covers, door knob covers, and corner cushions.  If you are driving and have room in the trunk a gate is another great essential to bring with you.

As this home may be new to baby expect that he or she will want to explore every room. Therefore while celebrating away from home making sure outlets are covered, is an easy a non- intrusive way to safeguard. It’s important to create off limit rooms, such as the bathroom or laundry room.  This is where a door knob cover can come in handy. Easy for guests to still use these room, but harder for baby to go where she shouldn’t.

As a rule someone should be watching baby at all times, but if possible put up a gate in from of all stairs. Additionally, asking your host if it’s Ok to put corner cushions on sharp tables edges will be easier than asking him or her to remove the table. Corner cushions go on and come off easy.

The holidays are supposed to be entertaining so remembering these tips can help keep the holiday safe, as well as fun.

December Safety 1st Twitter Party on December 16 at 8 pm

Hidden Holiday Hazards: Travel and Home

The holidays can be a fun time but there are also many travel and home dangers that are often overlooked. This Twitter party will be designed to be a place for parents to share tips on how to keep the holidays safe and happy.

Please follow the people below:

  • Julie Vallese: @JulieVallese
  • Safety 1st: @Safety_1st
  • In The Know Mom: @InTheKnowMom

Four prizes will be awarded throughout the party:

Previous post

toys that encourage imagination {Flatout Frankie}

Next post

cleaner and cheaper energy choices {Choose Energy}


  1. December 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    thank you for this! I am always concerned about hurting the feelings of a host when trying to keep my kids safe (even my parents)… there are some great tips here to make that less of a challenge!

  2. December 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Great tips, this will make our visits more pleasant, a gate is good suggestion, we visit a lot and the gate is something that most of the families we visit don’t have.

  3. […] from #Safety1st! A lot of us are traveling for the holidays, so I’m hoping you read my Safety Tips posting last week with some really great tips on how to ensure your little ones stay safe while […]

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *